Energiser Lightsticks

Energiser Lightsticks


I’ll start this with a quick question – are these any use for a sea kayaker who ventures out after dusk? My honest answer is I’m not sure.

These are simple LED lightsticks, one red and one green, running off 3 x A76 batteries (included). They are made of plastic and use a simple twist on/off mechanism. Threaded through a plastic loop on the top of the lightstick is a simple cord lanyard.

Switched on in the dark they produce a reasonable amount of light and are clearly visible from a reasonable distance.

Energiser Lightsticks

Energiser Lightsticks

They are NOT waterproof or even weatherproof with no seals in the screw off top that reveals the battery compartment. However, before you instantly dismiss them, they cost ¬£2.99 per pair in Tesco’s!

Whilst I have yet to make up my mind if they have a real use for night paddling at that price they are a no brainer. What I need to do now is work out if I can waterproof them suitably with some form of ziplock bag or small dry bag. If I can’t then all I’ve lost is the price of a good Caff√® Latte and they might do for a few uses before the saltwater destroys them or as an emergency item in the end of a dry bag.

I’ll leave you to make up your own mind but they seem to be selling fast.

Energiser Glowsticks

Energiser Glowsticks

Energiser Glowsticks

Energiser Glowsticks

Energiser Glowsticks

Energiser Glowsticks